Directions for CBA Workshop/Meeting

Our FIRST meeting/Workshop is just a week from tomorrow on December 10th. Here are the directions to Wizard’s Workshop & Forge:
From Oakhurst take Hwy 41 north towards Yosemite.
Right after you pass Road 222 the Bass Lake turn off look for Road 620, it has a left turn lane.
Take Road 620 for 1.7 miles to Old Yosemite Road, turn left.
Go 1/4 mile to Old Stage Way, turn right.
Go 1/4 mile to Old Stage Ct., turn right.
Go to top of hill, driveway on right.
Address, 48599 Old Stage Ct
Head to large gray metal building and park out front there.
Any problems finding us? My cell 559-760-0092

Yosemite Area CBA

Greetings and Welcome!

This page is to help all of you who are current and new members of the California Blacksmith Association that have been meeting and doing workshops in Mariposa CA. As some of you know Bob Ringrose’s health has gotten to the point he can no longer host our monthly meetings there in Mariposa. The October 8th meeting will be the last one at Bob’s and our meetings will resume at a new location just north of Oakhurst on December 10th. There will be no meeting in November. Your new host will be Steven “Jake” Jacobs and you can contact him here on this page by using the “Contact” function or by calling his cell at   559-760-0092.

Since our members come from a wide area, Clovis, Fresno, North Fork, Oakhurst, Bootjack, Mariposa, Merced, El Portal and a few places in between and further I felt a name change to Yosemite Area for our group was appropriate.

For those of you that are new to blacksmithing and are interested in joining the CBA please follow the link attached for further information.

CBA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating smiths and preserving the art and craft of blacksmithing.

Directions to the new location will be posted later.

http://www.calsmith.org

For Sale 449 Pound Peter Wright Anvil

SOLD 1-14-2017

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449 Pound Peter Wright Anvil. This London Pattern anvil has 80% rebound. Face has some marks and the edges have a few minor torch marks. See pictures. 

$1,950 plus S&H

I accept Visa, MC and PayPal

Note: Swage blocks show in one picture are not part of this sale. The closest is available on this website.

Specifications:

Weight: 449 Pounds

Length: 37 1/2″

Height: 15 3/4″

Face: 6″

Hardie: 1 3/4″

Prichel: 11/16″

 

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For Sale. 275 Pound London Pattern Anvil

SOLD 11/26/16

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275 Pound London Pattern in great condition. Unable to determine manufacture from markings on it. Rebound is at 80%+. Face has some minor pitting and edges are good with one small torch mark, see pictures.

$1,000 plus S&H

I accept Visa, MC and PayPal

 Specifications:

Weight: 275 Pounds

Length: 30 1/2″

Height: 12″

Face: 5″

Hardie: 1 1/8″

Prichel: (X2) 11/16″

 

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For Sale 260 Pound Alldays Swage Block

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SOLD

260 Pound Alldays Swage Block. Edges are in great shape with very little wear.

$700 plus S&H

I accept Visa, MC and PayPal

Size: 15 3/4″ X 15 3/4″ X 5 1/2″

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For Sale. 598 Pound London Pattern Anvil

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SOLD 1/6/2017

598 pound London Pattern. No makers mark found. Rebound is 70-75%. Face shows that it is a three piece forge welded construction with the separation lines showing from wear. This does not affect performance. Face is good with minor pitting, see pictures.

$2,750

Plus S&H, I take Visa, MC and PayPal

Specifications:

Weight: 598 pounds

Length: 39″

Height: 16 1/4″

Face: 6 5/8″

Hardie: 1 3/4″

Prichel: 13/16″

 

 

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Mariposa County Fair 2015

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Had a great weekend demonstrating at Mariposa County Fair. The weather was the best they have had in over ten years! Me and my helpers, Mike Wenrich, Dale Meisenheimer and the new kid Mat Milazzo were able to stay working the forge till after 5PM all the days we were there. Did pretty well selling stuff to the public and got several people interested in joining our local CBA (California Blacksmith Association) chapter.

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